The Atlanta Police Department officers killed in a chopper crash in Atlanta have been identified as Officers Richard Halford and Shawn Smiley. The officers were killed just after 10:30 p.m. Saturday night near the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, while officers were looking for a missing nine year old boy. Witnesses said the chopper fell out of the sky, hitting powerlines as it came down, WSB-TV reports. The boy, identified as Javare Shakir-Fulford, has since been found safe.
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